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September 18, 2019

Backlog Of Immigration Court Cases Surpasses 1 Million
By Jason Hopkins

The backlog of active cases within the U.S. immigration court system surpassed 1 million, revealing the government’s lack of available resources to deal with the immigration crisis, according to a records clearinghouse. The court’s active backlog at the end of August 2019 was 1,007,155, according to case-by-case court records the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), an immigration research group by Syracuse University, flagged. There are another 322,535 cases which the immigration courts have deemed pending, but have yet to place them on the active caseload rolls. If the courts place these additional cases on the rolls, then the backlog number would pass a whopping 1.3 million. “During the first eleven months of [fiscal year] 2019, court records reveal a total of 384,977 new cases reached the court. If the pace of filings continues through the final month of this fiscal year, [fiscal year] 2019 will also mark a new filing record,” TRAC wrote in its analysis.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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